Nicely to address school safety this afternoon…

Rep. Frank Nicely will discuss his proposal to make our schools safer this afternoon on both Channel 6 and WBIR. For this week’s full press conference held by Knox County School Superintendent Jim McIntyre on school safety and the measures currently in place in Knox County, click here…http://knoxschools.org/modules/cms/pages.phtml?sessionid&pageid=286342. McIntyre cites the following safety measures: • […]

Local businesses save Christmas for CAC's Granparents to Parents Program

(Rusty Seymour, Linda Estridge, Rosalyn White, & Russ Jensen) CAC’s Office on Aging hosts an annual Holiday dinner for its Grandparents to Parents program. The program offers assistance to grandparents, or sometimes great-grandparents, who are foster caring children. Due to unforseen circumstances it looked as though the annual dinner would be missing  gifts for over […]

Mayor Burchett still recovering from pneumonia…

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was present at today’s Knox County Commission meeting. The mayor has been recovering from pneumonia for the past two weeks. He assures that he is on the mend, but his doctors have told him to “take it easy” …as it normally takes up to 6 weeks to completely recover.

McIntyre discusses school safety before Knox County Commission

Knox County School Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre updates Knox County Commission on safety and security in our public school system following last week’s tragedy in CT. He issued the following statement last week: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children and families of Newtown, Connecticut today as they grapple with this horrendous tragedy. The […]

iPad app streamlines building & codes inspections

Rather than a clipboard, carbon copy forms and a digital camera, Knox County Codes officials now go to building and codes inspection sites equipped with an iPad loaded with a special app developed by Knox County’s Information Technology Department. The app is being used in the inspection of new construction, as well as in codes […]

View Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 17

View Knoxville Focus for Monday, December 17

Please click here to view this week’s entire Focus. Click here to view photos from the Seymour Christmas Parade. Focus launches 24/7 By Focus Staff Could you use some ‘good’ news? We thought so. With that in mind, The Focus is pleased to announce the launch of 24/7, our latest contribution to the Knoxville media […]

Support still strong for James White Parkway Extension

Support still strong for James White Parkway Extension

Please click here for larger view of TDOT’s proposed extension. By Focus Staff After almost a month of opponents coming from seemingly every direction possible, support for the proposed James White Parkway Extension remains strong. To date Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, City of Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, Vice Mayor Nick Pavlis, the Urban Wilderness […]

Knox County GOP finds unity through diversity

Knox County GOP finds unity through diversity

By Tasha Mahurin The West Knox Republican Club’s annual Holiday dinner, held last week at Rothchild Catering and Conference Center, had an altogether inclusive flair this year. Members from across the Knox County Republican party gathered to celebrate the holiday season in a room adorned by a large Christmas tree and traditional Christmas decorations. Yet, […]